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Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Security)

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 26, 2023

This position is located within the IT Security Office (ITSO) and will be responsible for providing IT security specific strategic communications, policy and standards development, knowledge management, program management and coordination efforts across the federal judiciary. The incumbent is responsible for managing and integrating the various security projects, contracts, and lines of effort within ITSO. This includes providing guidance and direction to a team of security practitioners. The incumbents would perform multiple and varying assignments under the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Planning, programming, and executing the ITSO strategic communications plan integrating judiciary specific security data, lessons learned, research findings, and cultural considerations to effectively support ITSO operational efforts and strategic objectives.
  • Leading and managing a team of security professionals and providing effective communications, knowledge management, and security awareness support to ITSO teams and judiciary stakeholders.
  • Managing the research and development of relevant information products to support communication goals and objectives. Ensuring the information is aligned with ITSO-defined security best practices, sanitized to protect privacy, and integrates disparate data sources. Establishing standard operating procedures for quality assurance and control for all products developed.
  • Managing the development and maintenance of Office-level style guidance for all ITSO deliverables. Providing oversight for any security communications materials developed.
  • Managing content creation that support ad hoc requests for brochures, posters, web pages, dashboards, presentations, etc. Serving as subject matter expert with working knowledge of diverse communications techniques and methods to ensure the successful creation, delivery, and use of communications materials.
  • Developing new relationships and enhance existent collaboration efforts with IT security professionals within ITSO and across the judiciary.
  • Identifying and effectively communicating and building awareness of emerging and trending cyber themes, ITSO lines of effort and AO strategic direction.
  • Translating technical concepts into consumable calls to action.
  • Developing, managing, and delivering reports on IT security activities and findings, including the conveyance of technical content to both technical and non-technical senior leaders.
  • Creating, delivering, and tailoring IT security information to meet the diverse needs of the intended audience (which includes technical, non-technical, management, and support personnel).
  • Developing and maintaining judiciary and AO cyber policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures. Responding to questions from stakeholders on current judiciary and AO policy concerning IT security, as well as questions regarding ITSO-defined security best practice.
  • Tracking and managing various cybersecurity initiatives and projects within ITSO, and ITSO supported national programs.
  • Planning, programming, budgeting and executing cybersecurity funds supporting IT security modernization, security training and communications, and information assurance and data security.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience, which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience in Information Technology and cybersecurity related fields.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history in the resume. Human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience.


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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